ERIC Number: ED382587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Promoting Achievement in School through Sport: Three-Year Impact Study and Summary Report Covering Data from 1991-92, 1992-93, and 1993-94 School Years.
American Sports Inst., Mill Valley, CA.
This report presents data on a study of the Promoting Achievement in School through Sport (PASS) program as implemented over three years in eight different schools. The study used grade point average (GPA) as the evaluation element. PASS is a daily, year-long high school course using positive aspects of sports culture to enhance academic achievement. It stresses interdisciplinary, student-centered and project-oriented education, with a focus on student self esteem and leadership skills. PASS transcends cultural differences, and brings together the home, school, and community. Comparisons with control group students show that participating student athletes were more likely to show improved grades, and were also more likely to retain or regain academic eligibility for sports participation. These findings are seen as evidence that conscientious sports education can have a positive impact on general academic performance for student athletes. Twelve charts, which make up the bulk of the report, display data on demographics, class makeup by grade level, ethnic composition, gender, increased GPA, grades that did not change, decreased GPA, average increase/decrease in GPA per student, percentage of students who regained academic eligibility, and percentage of students who lost academic eligibility. (PB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Sports Inst., Mill Valley, CA.
Note: For an earlier report, see ED 366 555.